Sony announces three home theater front projectors for custom installers in U.S.
Sony today announced three home theater front projectors for the custom install channel. The VPL-VW1100ES and VPL-VW600ES 4K front projectors join the High Definition VPL-HW55ES home projector as the leading SXRD-based, large-format displays for the home. The Sony VPL-VW1100ES delivers an immersive visual experience with four times the resolution of HDTV and its 2,000 ANSI-lumens of brightness makes it suitable for screen sizes up to 200-inches diagonally. VPL-VW1100ES offers a variety of installation options and includes dual triggers, a 2.1x motorized zoom, expanded lens shift, an RS232 interface, control over IP and compatibility with leading home automation systems. Sony VPL-VW1100ES is priced at $27,999.99.
The VPL-VW600ES home theater projector, like the VW1100 and VW1000 models offers Full Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI)-based 4096 x 2160 resolution, delivering a cinematic 4K experience. The VPL-VW600ES projector boasts 1,700 ANSI-lumens of brightness and a 200,000:1 contrast ratio. The VPL-VW600ES sports a compact, installation-friendly design, offering technology integrators and end-users more options for placement, especially in replacement situations. New features such as front-exhaust, a 2.06x powered zoom lens, and a wide lens shift range provide further installation flexibility and remarkable performance in nearly every screening room. For 3D viewing, the VW600 includes a built in RF transmitter which conforms to the Full HD 3D Initiative industry standard and uses the same glasses as Sony’s 3D Bravia televisions. The VPL-VW600ES home theater projector will be available in November for $14,999.99.
For smaller screening environments, the VPL-HW55ES home projector is the next generation of Sony’s industry-acclaimed and multiple-award winning VPL-HW50ES from 2012. Enhanced optical efficiency and an improved cooling system enables longer lasting lamp (approximately 5,000 hours) and reaches 1,700 ANSI lumen of brightness, delivering clear images, even in well-lit environments. With its proven optical engine and Advanced Iris 3 technology, the new workhorse of Sony’s front projector line achieves a dynamic contrast ratio of more than 120,000:1. This projector also has Sony’s Digital Reality Creation picture engine and delivers the superior picture quality in SD, HD or 3D. The VPL-HW55ES will be available from custom installers throughout the U.S. in October at $3,999.99.